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2014-04-22

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is thrilled to announce that their new and improved website is LIVE at http://adkinvasives.com/ .

This will be a bigger and better resource for APIPP's partners and residents and will continually have new and improveed content added over time.

The PRISM invites everyone to take some time and peruse the site at http://adkinvasives.com/


More information:

Hilary Smith
Director, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
The Nature Conservancy – Adirondack Chapter
Keene Valley, NY
518-576-2082
hsmith@tnc.org

www.adkinvasives.com

http://adk-invasives.blogspot.com


2014-03-19

Application deadline: April 11, 2014

The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Project Coordinator is a team member of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), one of New York’s eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).  The APIPP facilitates the development, coordination and implementation of innovative programs in the Adirondack region for invasive species prevention, monitoring, mapping, management, education and restoration (more information online at www.adkinvasives.com).  The AIS Project Coordinator’s primary role is to lead APIPP’s early detection and education programs for AIS, collaborate with and coordinate partners in the region working on AIS and serve as an expert resource for partners and communities on AIS related issues.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to work in a creative, team-oriented environment using diverse strategies to address an important and high profile conservation issue.

To apply, go to http://www.nature.org/careers, enter 42002 in the Keywords box under Basic Job Search, and click the Search button.

OFFICE LOCATION: Keene Valley, New York (NY)

POSITION SUMMARY
 
The AIS Project Coordinator’s primary role is to lead APIPP’s early detection and education programs for AIS, collaborate with and coordinate partners in the region working on AIS, and serve as an expert resource for partners and communities on AIS issues.  This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to work in a creative, team-oriented environment using diverse strategies to address an important and high profile conservation issue.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The AIS Project Coordinator participates in the development, coordination and implementation of AIS programs in the Adirondack region.  This includes the following functions:

  • Coordinate APIPP’s aquatic invasive species volunteer monitoring program, including organizing training sessions, coordinating volunteers, and lending support and assistance
  • Conduct aquatic invasive species surveys, including maintaining survey gear and equipment, and lend guidance to aquatic invasive species management efforts
  • Develop and deliver presentations to stakeholder groups at local, state and regional levels, participate in education and outreach events and maintain APIPP’s Blog
  • Perform database entry, GIS mapping and analysis
  • Develop work plans and project reports as necessary
  • Coordinate partners and activities of APIPP’s Aquatic Invasive Species Committee
  • Identify ways to enhance invasive species prevention, detection and management strategies
  • Coordinate regional AIS prevention, early detection and management with other PRISMs and regional partners

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of natural systems.
  • Experience in ecological land management principles.
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Experience performing physical work.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 years related experience in ecological management and volunteer coordination or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with or knowledge of aquatic systems and knowledge of ecological resource management principles
  • Familiarity with AIS and current trends and practices in their prevention and management, including ability to identify aquatic plants and animals and utilize identification keys
  • Experience using geographic information system (GIS) software such as ArcGIS and Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment
  • Strong organization skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills, including ability to network and communicate effectively with diverse groups, including shore owners, volunteers, conservation partners, government officials, business/industry representatives and the general public
  • Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s), including managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results
  • Motivated self-starter who is flexible, including desire and willingness to learn new skills and approaches
  • Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Kayak/Canoe experience

The AIS Project Coordinator may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstancesThese conditions may require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain, present frequent possibility of injury and require long hours in isolated settings.

The position is a full-time position with renewal each year contingent upon availability of continuing state funds.  A start date of late April to early May is desired but flexible.

APIPP is a partnership program whose mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species.  Partners include the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Adirondack Park Agency, NYS Department of Transportation, more than 30 cooperating organizations and hundreds of volunteers.

The APIPP Team is based out of the offices of the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy located in Keene Valley, NY.  The program is supported by funding through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

   
   

 

 

 


2012-06-01

Check out APIPP's blog - http://adk-invasives.blogspot.com




Current Projects

Coordination

Collaborating with more than 30 cooperating organizations, numerous communities and private citizens and hundred of volunteers to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of non-native invasive species.


Education and Outreach

Raising invasive species awareness among the general public and stakeholder groups through presentations, printed materials and various media outlets.


Invasive Species Prevention Zones

Identifying large tracts of public lands and waters of biological importance that are free of invasive plants on which to focus early detection and rapid response efforts.


Early Detection Monitoring and Mapping

Training and coordinating volunteers to search for and report infestations of priority invasive species.


Regional Response Teams

Formalizing an Aquatic Response Team and Terrestrial Response Team to swiftly control new infestations in the Adirondack region.


Regional Watershed Stewardship Program

Preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through education and voluntary inspections at water access sites.




Meeting Minutes

APIPP Partner Fall 2012 Meeting Notes

http://www.adkinvasives.com/documents/APIPPFallMeetingNotes11_8_12.pdf


APIPP Partner Spring 2012 Meeting Notes

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/APIPPSpringMeetingNotes_April30_2012.pdf


APIPP Partner Fall 2011 Meeting Notes

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/APIPPFallMeetingNotes2011.pdf


APIPP Partner Spring 2011 Meeting Notes

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/APIPPSpring2011PartnerMeetingNotes.pdf




PRISM Reports

APIPP 2012 Workplan

http://www.adkinvasives.com/documents/2013APIPPannualworkplan.pdf


APIPP 2012 Annual Report

http://www.adkinvasives.com/documents/APIPP2012AnnualReport_Final.pdf


APIPP's Fall/Winter 2012 Newsletter

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/ROOTSFallWinter2012_001.pdf


APIPP's Spring/Summer 2012 Newsletter

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/ROOTSSpringSummer2012.pdf


APIPP 2012 Workplan

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/2012APIPPannualworkplan.pdf


APIPP 2011 Annual Report

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/APIPP2011AnnualReport.pdf


APIPP's Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/ROOTSFallWinter2011.pdf


APIPP's Spring/Summer 2011 Newsletter

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/ROOTSSpringSummer2011.pdf


APIPP 2011 Annual Workplan

http://adkinvasives.com/documents/2011APIPPannualworkplan.pdf

 




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Contact Us

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Director, Terrestrial Coordinator, or Aquatic Coordinator The Nature Conservancy - Adirondack Chapter

PO Box 65 Keene Valley, New York 12943

518-576-2082 (tel) 518-576-4203 (fax) www.adkinvasives.com